France's 1930's Maginot Line failure may seem an odd analogy, but 'digital washing' of old ideas and lack of forward thinking also have the potential to create strategic disaster in a highly competitive world
Real world collaboration strategies and tactics for enterprises.
With extensive senior management practical experience, Oliver consults with companies on international digital transformation strategy. Oliver previously ran HP's Global Digital Enterprise Transformation team, managed the Sony PlayStation 'WorldWide Studios' collaboration and workflow environment and has worked with the American Management Association, Sun, Docent/SumTotal Systems, Harvard Business School and McKinsey & Company on major initiatives around knowledge transfer and change management. Oliver has dual US/UK citizenship, speaks at various conferences and on the occasional webinar. He is based in San Francisco. His personal site is www.olivermarks.com.
Fear of the unknown often prevents digital strategy from escaping the enterprise mud
Finally some innovation and progress in network security after years of siege mentality - map IT topography, label and write security policy for the modern digital world
As the era of the ATM gives way to increasingly sophisticated, secure always-on digital banking, will the old guard of bricks, mortar and paper based high street banks evolve or die?
The energy sector has never looked more interesting - can the staid utility industry embrace the digital transformation strategic models required to stay relevant or will they be crushed in the emerging battle between tech and energy companies?
We're leaving the era of standalone social networks and moving to a far more interconnected world. The digital enterprise approach combines vestigial point solutions and legacy applications into cohesive next generation systems of engagement.
In my experience, strategic planning for transformation is critical to lower costs while increasing innovation and agility.
Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Newton's Laws of Motion and other fundamental assumptions may be revised through colossal data analysis exploration flowing from the 'Square Kilometre Array' Radio Telescope
Stopping smart self promoters from dominating collaborative processes is far more important than most realize; over-communicators can wreck workflows and digital commons, causing them to fail.
We need a clear out of dotcom era style hype and froth in order to better focus on building next generation digital enterprises...
Differentiating effective Digital Enterprise workflows from the sea of casual solo social digital grazing continues to be a challenge — but perseverance is well worth it to make work lives simpler
Theoretical knowledge still largely dominates strategic thinking about the social web over practical experience, which has resulted in succession and long term planning issues as business use matures
Talking SMAAC and actually achieving business goals are two very different things as digital business needs mature
Fast removal of old technology to enable new ways of working is essential but often under appreciated: HP are masters at orchestrating disposal governance compliance, financing and contractual reorganization
A down to earth voice from a previous era sounds a warning about overconfident posturing around how to do things by those who rarely have, and lack of respect for those who actually get business done
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